How to connect to wireless networks on various operating systems

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Updated 06-28-2022 08:06:49 AM 357443

Method 1

Step 1 Click the Wi-Fi icon (may look like a Wi-Fi signal) in the task tray.

Step 2 The available Wi-Fi will pop up on the Wi-Fi list. Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click Connect button.

Step 3 If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a window requiring a network security key/password. Enter the correct Network Security Key/Password then click Next/ Connect. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

Method 2

Step 1 Click the Search symbol and then type Control Panel on the search bar and select.

Step 2 Click on Connect to the Internet under Network and Internet. The available networks will display on the right corner.

Step 3 Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click Connect button.

Step 4 If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a window requiring a network security key/password. Enter the correct Network Security Key/Password then click Next/ Connect. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

Method 3

Step1 Click the Windows symbol and then choose the Settings button on the bottom-left corner. It will pop up on the Settings page, go to Network & Internet.

Step 2 Click Wi-Fi -> Show available networks. The available networks will display in the right corner.

Step 3 Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click Connect button.

Step 4 If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a window requiring a network security key/password. Enter the correct Network Security Key/Password then click Next/ Connect. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

Step 1 Click the Wi-Fi icon at the lower right corner in the task tray, and it will bring out a list of all the available wireless signals nearby

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Or you can get this Wi-Fi list via the control panel as instructed below, press "windows key +X” on the keyboard, and choose “Control Panel”.

1) Press “wind
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2) Now navigate your way to Wi-Fi connection by way of “Network and InternetàNetwork and Sharing CenteràChange Adapter Settings

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3) Right-click on “Wi-Fi” and choose “Connect/Disconnect” and now you can see all the wireless networks around.

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Step 2 Choose your Wi-Fi network and press “connect”;

Step 3 If that is a secured network, a security key will be required. Type in your wireless password and press next;https://static.tp-link.com/resources/UploadFiles/Images/20150205052335.png

Now it is connected.

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Note: If your Wi-Fi network is open, you may see a box like below, just select “No, just connect”.

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Now it is connected.

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The process regarding wireless connection is quite similar on these two platforms.

Step 1 Click Start -> Control Panel, Select and click Network and Sharing Center (or Network and Internet-> View network status and tasks)

Step 2 Now on Windows 7, click Change adapter settings.

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On Windows Vista, click Manage network connections.

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Step 3 Select wireless network connection, right-click it, and select Connect/Disconnect.

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Step 4 At the lower right corner, there pops up a window displaying Wi-Fi signals around. Click the Refresh button https://static.tp-link.com/resources/UploadFiles/Images/20150205052013.png to view wireless networks. Choose the one you would like to connect, then double click it or click Connect.

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Step 5 If that is a secured network, a password or security key will be requested. Put in your Wi-Fi password and click OK.https://static.tp-link.com/resources/UploadFiles/Images/20150205052200.jpg

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Step 1 Open the Control panel, select and double click Network Connections.

Step 2 Right-click Wireless Network Connection, select, and click View Available Wireless Networks.

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Step 3 Click Refresh Network list to view available wireless networks. Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click Connect button.

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Step 4 If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a window requiring a key/password.

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Step 5 Enter the correct Key/Password then click Connect. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

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For MAC OS

There are two ways to connect to a wireless network on MacBook.

Method 1

Step 1 Click the Wi-Fi icon in the very top taskbar of your MacBook and choose your Wi-Fi network.

Step 2 Put in your Wi-Fi password and click on Join.

Step 3 In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

Method 2

Step 1 Click the Apple icon, from the Apple drop-down list, select System Preferences.

Or Click the System Preferences button on the bottom.

Step 2 Click the Network icon.

Step 3 In the left column, select Wi-Fi.

Step 4 Click Network and drop down the Wi-Fi menu, then choose your Wi-Fi network among all others.

Step 5 Fill in the password which is case sensitive and press Join

Step 6 Finally, the Wi-Fi status shows Connected when the wireless connection is successfully set up.

For iPhone

Step 1 On your device home screen, tap Settings and select WLAN.

Step 2 The available networks will display on the Wi-Fi list.

Step 3 Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click the Join button. If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a window requiring a Password.

Step 4 Enter the correct Password then click Join. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

For Android

Step 1 On your device access Settings and choose Wi-Fi.

Step 2 The available networks will display on the Wi-Fi list.

Step 3 Select the one you would like to connect, double click it or click Join/Connect button. If the wireless network is secured, there will pop up a box requiring a Password. Enter the correct Password then click Join/Connect. In a short while, a wireless connection is set up.

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